USE THIS ONEAs part of its ongoing commitment to sovereign defence capability, Insitu Pacific has assembled a team of more than 20 suppliers including small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) under its proposal to the Australian Army for LAND 129 Phase 3. Insitu Pacific’s strong line-up of Australian partners and SMEs is focused on critical capabilities for unmanned aerial system (UAS) growth and sustainability through the life of the system, including advanced materials and propulsion, sensing and software, and seamless integration with existing and planned Australian Defence Force systems.

“These are the key local areas of expertise that will provide Army with a reliable, robust and fully integrated system today, and a cutting-edge sovereign upgrade path,” said Andrew Duggan, managing director, Insitu Pacific.

The Insitu Pacific LAND 129 team members include:

  • Orbital UAV – Balcatta, Western Australia
  • Nova Systems Australia – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Ascent Vision Technologies Australia – Melbourne, Victoria
  • LSM Advanced Composites – Toowoomba, Queensland
  • Jayben Group – Burnie, Tasmania
  • Sentient Vision Systems – Port Melbourne, Victoria
  • Eylex – Castle Hill, New South Wales
  • MMC Learning and Development – Burwood, New South Wales
  • Bohemia Interactive Software – Williamtown, New South Wales
  • SiNAB – Taren Point, New South Wales
  • Currawong Engineering – Huntingfield, Tasmania
  • EM Solutions – Brisbane, Queensland
  • APEX Engineering – Coomera, Queensland
  • Amber Technology – Warriewood, New South Wales
  • Land Air Sea Space – Brookvale, New South Wales
  • F. Technologies Aust Pty Ltd – Murrarie, Queensland
  • RF Design – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Pelican-Trimcast – Knoxfield, Victoria
  • CR Kennedy – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Hawker Pacific – Brisbane, Queensland
  • EVTA Group – New Gisborne, Victoria
  • Protonautics – Brisbane, Queensland
  • Acute Laser – Brisbane, Queensland

“Insitu Pacific’s proposal will deliver significant value for money enabling responsive and cost effective through-life support, while providing market ready export opportunities through the global Insitu and Boeing supply chains,” Duggan said. “Our proposal not only supports the growth of businesses directly on our team, but also benefits their own respective ecosystems of Australian suppliers.”

A strong background in core Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) capability as well as future innovation is also key to Insitu Pacific’s local team, with support from Boeing’s Australian capability. Boeing Defence Australia will provide ILS support and integration lessons learned with Army through the Currawong Battlespace Communications System, and Boeing Australia’s research and development work in One to Many Control, machine learning, and Detect and Avoid (DAA) technologies are being integrated into the future roadmap.

“Leveraging common capability and our Boeing-wide investment in autonomous systems is what enables our success locally on programs like the Boeing Airpower Teaming System,” said Scott Carpendale, vice president and managing director, Boeing Defence Australia. “Bringing this full capability to bear to support the Insitu Pacific team will ensure Army successfully fields a robust LAND 129 capability today with a leading-edge future growth path.”

As well as internal investment in autonomous systems in Australia, Insitu Pacific has been partnering with local Australian small-to-medium enterprises and universities to design and field innovative UAS technologies since its establishment in Brisbane in 2009. “Our LAND 129 response has enabled us to lay the groundwork to take our strong local team to the next level of capability,” Duggan said. “We’re ready to support Army now with our trusted and proven systems, and we’re investing in future innovation and efficiency to meet Defence’s evolving requirements.”


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